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High Prevalence of Antibodies to <i>Bartonella henselae</i> among Italian Children without Evidence of Cat Scratch Disease

Francesco Massei, Francesco Messina, Laura Gori, Pierantonio Macchia and Giuseppe Maggiore

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 1, pages 145-148
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379824
High Prevalence of Antibodies to Bartonella henselae among Italian Children without Evidence of Cat Scratch Disease

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Few data are available on the seroprevalence of antibodies to Bartonella henselae among children. We retrospectively evaluated the presence of immunoglobulin G and M class antibodies to B. henselae in 508 children living in central Italy who were apparently free of any features suggesting B. henselae infection. We found that B. henselae infection is common among children in central Italy, occurs early in life, is in most cases asymptomatic, and resolves spontaneously.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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